Ask and (if they can) people will help

I'm always saying that people will help if you tell them what you need, it's only difficult when they don't know what to do.  A few weeks ago I booked a day out in London with friends to take place this Sunday as (and you may not know this) it's Open Gardens weekend across the city.  I'm looking forward to immersing myself in the rarefied surroundings of Belgravia and aspiring to the sort of garden I will never have for myself.  When I organised it all we were still in the post holiday feelgood mood and I didn't actually give Ash a thought.  The past two days have been difficult however and, as I'll be leaving home at 7.30am and not getting back until 9pm at the earliest, I've started to worry about how he'll cope on his own.  Thought and thought about this and remembered that one of his ex work colleagues had said if I ever needed anything to let him know.  I contacted him and now, even though it's a Sunday and I'm sure he had other things planned, he's going to contact Ash to say he's in the area on Sunday and ask if he wants to go for lunch at our local pub.  This is actually the second time he's done this for me and it makes the whole thing so much easier to enjoy as well as giving Ash some time out with a friend.  It really is important to ask for help if you need it even if it just confirms your feeling that there are people out there who want to support.  Now looking forward all over again to my day out.